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The Patriot Act Is Now USA Freedom Act

How many times has the mainstream media mentioned the USA Freedom Act? Well, if you did hear of this legislation, you must have been watching C-SPAN or a foreign press channel. Read a report from NPR, that government funded broadcast, which never fails to present a known editorial viewpoint. “The USA Freedom Act extends many


Merkel Lied: German Intelligence Gave NSA Millions Of Metadata

(The Real Agenda) The German intelligence gave their American counterparts 1.3 million ‘metadata’, including calls, text messages and e-mails per month. “The Americans are prepared to negotiate a mutual agreement of non-espionage.” These words are the ones chosen by Angela Merkel back when it was discovered that the NSA had been spying on everyone all over the


Appeals Court Strikes Down Bulk NSA Phone Spying

On June 11, 2013, the ACLU challenged “the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s mass collection of Americans’ phone records (ACLU v. Clapper).” It argued that doing so violates Fourth and First Amendment rights, saying: “Because the NSA’s aggregation of metadata constitutes an invasion of privacy and an unreasonable search, it is unconstitutional under the


Snowden Documents Reveal How NSA Converts Conversations Into Searchable Text

Most people realize that emails and other digital communications they once considered private can now become part of their permanent record. But even as they increasingly use apps that understand what they say, most people don’t realize that the words they speak are not so private anymore, either. Top-secret documents from the archive of former


April EBOM: RATS!

MHB has admittedly not had an “EBOM” in several months. The April 2015 Electronic Book of the Month is RATS! Your Guide to Protecting Yourself Against Snitches, Informers, Informants, Agents Provocateurs, Narcs, Finks, and Similar Vermin by Claire Wolfe. (H/t to Professor Darrell Hamamoto for bringing the document to our attention.) This short, valuable guide


McConnell Introduces Bill To Reauthorize Patriot Act Until 2020

By: Dustin Volz | National Journal – The move may thwart any attempt to reform the NSA’s mass-surveillance authorities. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Tuesday night that would reauthorize a controversial surveillance authority of the Patriot Act until 2020, a push that comes just as a group of bipartisan lawmakers is preparing


Stingray Technology: Why You Should Know About This Secret Case (VIDEO)

What is Stingray technology – how is it used – and why is everyone trying to keep it a secret? Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) joins Thom Hartman. All across America – law enforcement agencies are using a special technology to collect information from your cell phones. The Big Picture


St. Louis Prosecutors Drop Charges Before Spy Tool Used In Arrests Is Revealed In Court

Prosecutors in St. Louis, Missouri have dropped more than a dozen charges against three defendants accused of participating in a string of robberies in late 2013 on the eve of a court hearing on the police department’s use of a controversial spy tool. The “Stingray” spy tool used by police departments across the United States


Smart Meters: Enforcement Of Mandatory Water Restrictions Is Only Just The Beginning

Smart meters are now being used by authorities to crack down on “water wasters” in the state of California, but this is just the tip of the iceberg as far as what they can be used for.  Ultimately, smart meters are designed to be part of an entire “smart grid” that will enable government bureaucrats


The TSA/DHS Police State Expands To Biometric Iris And Fingerprint Scans At Airports

By: massprivatei.blogspot.com – New York-based CLEAR, has iris and fingerprint scanning kiosks at TWELVE airports with more to follow! They verify travelers’ identities through fingerprint and iris scans which are integrated into the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) existing Pre-Check system. CLEAR iris scanner: CLEAR fingerprint scanner: Irony: Earlier this month I reported how the TSA/DHS thinks terrorists own & operate mall


You Are Being Programmed To Accept The Global ID Control Grid (VIDEO)

Half a century ago people had to be reassured their social security card was not being used for identification. Now there are federally standardized and globally synchronized ID cards, government-sponsored online ID projects, DNA databases, and even secret databases of your newborn baby’s genetic information and nobody bats an eyelid. How did we get here,


Brazil Hosts American Spy Base

By: The Real Agenda News – The location in Brasilia is part of the NSA’s Computer Network Exploitation operations. Sometimes it is necessary to ask whether surprising facts are so surprising. Brazil has been subjected to American spying to the point that current Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff’s phone was allegedly tapped into by the National


Face Recognition, License Plate Tracking Camera Disappears After Journalists Ask US Postal Service About It

By: PrivacySOS.org – Apparently the Post Office police maintain their own secret spy budget. Fox News’ Denver affiliate reports on what happened after a customer at a Denver post office noticed a strange looking utility box, and the journalists looked into it: Within an hour of FOX31 Denver discovering a hidden camera, which was positioned


7 Creepy Robots Used By The Police State (VIDEO)

Cops use robots to defuse bombs, confront barricaded suspects and rescue victims during disasters. But they also use robots that can see, record and track what you are doing all day long. If you aren’t paranoid by the thought of cops knowing your business, watch as Reason TV counts down 7 Creepy Robots for Cops.


The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored On The Internet

Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet?  This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future.  This is something that is being systematically implemented right now.  In 2015, we


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